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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nabb Center Hosts African-American Family History Research Workshop January 23

SALISBURY, MD---The basics of genealogy and the unique challenges of researching African-American family histories are explored during the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for History and Culture’s first family history workshop of 2010.

The workshop is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, at the center, in the East Campus Complex of Salisbury University, 190 Wayne Ave.

Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Esq., leads the discussion using examples of source materials from the Nabb Research Center and from Ms. Dumpson’s own family history. The director of alumni affairs and planned giving at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, she has has been researching her family history for much of her life. What began as a childhood fascination has grown into decades of work researching her family from the Eastern Shore to New England.

Her research of the Whitehaven area of Wicomico County, in particular, has helped her understand more fully the African-American community of that region. More recent research has provided information about the links her family has with the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad in Massachusetts.

Admission is free and the public is invited. For reservations call 410-543-6312. For more information visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu.



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